Ann Curry Biography
Ann Curry is an American journalist and photojournalist. She has been a reporter for more than 30 years. Curry has been focusing on human suffering in war zones and natural disasters. She has reported on the wars in Syria, Darfur, Congo, the Central African Republic, Kosovo, Lebanon, Israel, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Curry has covered numerous disasters, including the tsunamis in Southeast Asia and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, where her appeal via Twitter topped Twitter’s ‘most powerful list, credited for helping speed the arrival of humanitarian planes.
She became the national and international correspondent-anchor for NBC News and the anchor at large for the Today show in June 2012. From June 9, 2011, to June 28, 2012, she was co-anchor of Today and the program’s news anchor from March 1997 until becoming co-anchor. Curry was also the anchor of Dateline NBC from 2005 to 2011.
It was announced on January 13, 2015, that Curry would be leaving NBC News after nearly 25 years.
Curry founded her own multi-platform media startup in January 2015. She continues to conduct major news interviews on network television, most recently securing an exclusive interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif about the Iran nuclear talks.
Ann Curry Age
Curry was born on November 19, 1956, in Guam. She is 66 years old.
Ann Curry Height
Curry stands at a height of 1.68 m.
Ann Curry Family
Curry was born in Guam. She is the daughter of Bob Curry, an American from Pueblo, Colorado, who is of Cherokee, French, German, Scottish, and Irish descent, and Hiroe Nagase, who is of Japanese descent. Curry’s father, a career Navy sailor, met her mother, who was a streetcar conductor, during the United States occupation of Japan following the Second World War. Though he was transferred out of Japan, he returned two years later to marry Nagase. She is the eldest of five children.
Ann Curry Young
As a child Curry lived in Japan for several years. She attended the Ernest J. King School on the United States Fleet Activities Sasebo naval base in Sasebo, Nagasaki. She later moved to Ashland, Oregon, where she graduated from Ashland High School. In 1978 she graduated with a B.A. in journalism at the University of Oregon
Ann Curry Husband
Curry is married to Brian Ross, a software executive, whom she met in college. They have a daughter, McKenzie, and a son, William Walker Curry Ross. The family lives in New Canaan, Connecticut.
Ann Curry Mother
Curry’s mother was a rice farmer’s daughter. She was working as a streetcar conductor. One day she met Bob Curry who noticed her, and he began taking that streetcar every day for weeks until he worked up the courage to introduce himself.
During that time, American servicemen were discouraged from marrying Japanese women. The Navy gave Bob new orders, and when he left Japan Curry’s mother was heartbroken, believing he would never return.
It took Bob two years to convince the Navy to station him in Japan again. When he returned, he boarded a train in Tokyo and traveled to Curry’s mother’s rural farming village, in the far northern part of the country. When she saw him at the doorstep, she ran to him, and they fell into each other’s arms, weeping.
Ann Curry Chasing the Cure
Ann host a show known as “Chasing the Cure”. This is a television show, that Ann wants to become a genuine platform for viewers to discuss mysterious medical ailments and crowdsource potential solutions.
Season One of the series, which is being simulcast live on TNT and TBS, focuses on individuals who are suffering from various undiagnosed illnesses that have mystified doctors. After the backgrounds of those cases—which are vetted by experts in advance—are outlined on the show, “Chasing the Cure” brings in a team of medical professionals to try and assist the patient.
As the show is live, viewers are encouraged to suggest possible causes for symptoms and pitch solutions. Meanwhile, the various cases the series discusses are uploaded to its website, where individuals can also share stories of their undiagnosed illnesses and discuss options with viewers.
Ann Curry 2017
Her former colleague, Matt Lauer on November 29, 2017, was ousted from his Today post after NBC received allegations of “inappropriate sexual behavior.” On January 17 2018, she was asked to comment on those accusations while on CBS This Morning, saying there was indeed a “climate of verbal harassment” at her former place of employment.
In light of the recent events, many have wondered what Curry, who worked alongside Lauer for over a decade, is up to now.
It should come as no shock that after her exit from Today in 2012, Curry continued doing what she does best — reporting on important human interest stories and world-changing events.
Ann Curry NBC
Curry joined NBC News in 1990, first as the NBC News Chicago correspondent and then as the anchor of NBC News at Sunrise from 1991 to 1996. From 1994 to 1997 she also served as a substitute news anchor for Matt Lauer on Today. She served as a news anchor at Today from 1997 to 2011, becoming the show’s second-longest serving news anchor, behind Frank Blair, who served in that capacity from 1953 to 1975. During this time, she also served as a substitute anchor for Today.
Curry was named co-anchor of Dateline NBC with Stone Phillips in May 2005. She remained as the primary anchor when Phillips left in June 2007, until she replaced Meredith Vieira on Today in 2011. From 2005 to 2011 she was the primary substitute on NBC Nightly News.
Curry has reported on major international stories, filing stories from places such as Baghdad, Sri Lanka, Congo, Rwanda, Albania, and Darfur. Curry hosted NBC’s primetime coverage and highlights of the Live Earth concerts on July 7, 2007, and also contributed with interviews for the special with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Vice President Al Gore.
Curry reported on the USS Theodore Roosevelt during the invasion of Afghanistan in November 2001 and had an exclusive interview with General Tommy Franks. In early 2003 she reported from Baghdad, and then from the USS Constellation as the war in Iraq began. She was also the first network news anchor to report from inside the Southeast Asian tsunami zone in late 2004.
On December 17, 2007, Curry bungee jumped off the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough, England, to raise money for charity. Her jump was shown live on the Today show.
Curry traveled to Iran in 2009 where she interviewed the then-President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad days before Ahmadinejad traveled to America to speak in front of the United Nations General Assembly. Curry appeared in the first PBS Kids Sprout “Kindness Counts” PSA in 2011.
Why Was Ann Curry Fired
Curry announced in an emotional broadcast on the show on June 28, 2012, that she was leaving Today. She signed a new multi-year contract with the network as NBC News National and International Correspondent/Anchor and Today Anchor at Large.
After her departure, some discussions came up about racism, particularly as one of the few prominent Asian-American journalists on the national stage.
During her time she led a seven-person unit producing content and reporting for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (for which she also was a regular substitute anchor), Dateline NBC, Rock Center with Brian Williams, Today, and MSNBC. Curry also anchored multiple NBC News primetime specials.
Curry made her first post-departure appearance on Today on August 9, 2012, when she reported a story during the show’s coverage at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Their reunion with her former co-anchor, Matt Lauer, was described in the media as “tense”, “awkward”, and “chilly”. Lauer said in September 2013 that he was disappointed in the way the media reported Curry’s departure.
In January 2015 it was announced that Curry was officially leaving NBC News.
Ann Curry Net Worth
Curry is having an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars. As part of her deal with NBC after leaving “Today,” Curry notched a salary said to be worth around $12 million annually
Ann Curry Now
After she left NBC Curry started her own production company, Ann Curry Inc, which focuses on the coverage of life-changing human stories with impact.
The “first effort” from her company is a documentary project called We’ll Meet Again, which started in earnest in the summer of 2016, when Curry’s co-executive producer, Justine Kershaw started thinking about reunions.
“Justine had an experience where she fell off of a mountain while hiking and was rescued,” Curry tells CountryLiving.com. “Years later, she went back to say hello to her rescuers and they reacted with such emotion, that she realized there was just something about reunions and being able to tie a bow on these deep moments in your life.”
Curry has her own heartwarming reunion story. Her father, a U.S. Navy veteran, met and fell in love with her Japanese mother when the U.S. occupied the country post-World War II. Her father was reassigned elsewhere but returned to Japan two years to reunite with her for his love.
Ann Curry Cancer
A few years ago Curry found a lump in her breast. Her sister had very aggressive breast cancer, so when she felt it, an alarm went off in her head. She rushed to the doctor and she was tested immediately.
Afterward, she waited in a panic for the results. The doctor came in looking grave and then told her that she didn’t have cancer.